Wednesday, April 12, 2017

The Bird Family (8 Generations)

The Bird Family (8 Generations). My maternal granddad's line.

Recorded as Bird, Byrd, Byrde and Bride, this famous surname is English. It derives from the pre 7th century word "bridde" meaning a bird, and as a surname was originally given as a nickname to one thought to bear a fancied resemblance to a bird. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Earnald Brid, which was dated 1193, in the "Pipe Rolls of Yorkshire", during the reign of King Richard 1st.

Our line of the Bird's goes back 302 years to the year 1715.


Thomas Bird

b. 1715 d. 1791

 married for unknown years
 b. abt.1725  d. unknown
(7th great-grandparents)
Places lived: Huntspill, Somerset, England

Somerset, England, Church of England Baptism Record, for son Thomas (older brother of Jeremiah Bird) May 6th, 1743.

Jeremiah Bird

b. 1745 d. December, 1809

 married for twenty-seven years on March 4th, 1782

Rosannah Bawden
 b.  1754 d. May, 1837
(6th great-grandparents)
Places lived: Huntspill, Somerset, England

Somerset, England, Church of England Baptism Record, for Jeremiah Bird June 8th, 1745

Somerset, England, Church of England Marriage Record, for Jeremiah and Rosannah
Somerset, England, Church of England Burial Record, for Rosannah May 28th, 1837 (aged 83)

Peter Bird
b. 1787 d. March 1st, 1853
Soldier in the Napoleonic War
 married for unknown years
 b. 1796  d. Unknown
(5th great-grandparents)
Places lived: Huntspill, Somerset, England, Boxford, Suffolk, England

Death Certificate, for Peter Bird, who died of Dysentery on March 1st, 1853

b. 1820 France  d. December 9th, 1873
 married for twenty-seven years on March 17th, 1846
Ann Viner
 b. 1824  d. 1894
(4th great-grandparents)
Places lived: Bridgewater, Somerset, England
Glastonbury, Somerset, England
Huntspill, Somerset, England

England Census, 1851

England Census, 1861

England Census, 1871

Marriage certificate for James Bird and Ann Viner

England Census, 1881

William Bird
Royal Navy HMS Royal Adelaide
b. 1859 d. after 1901
 married for twenty-one years in March 1880
Mary Ann
 b. July, 1862 d. March, 1906
(3rd great-grandparents)
Places lived: Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan, Wales
Margam, Glamorgan, Wales
Aberavon, Glamorgan, Wales
Breconshire, Glamorgan, Wales

Wales Census, 1891

Wales Census, 1901

William Thomas Bird
b. July 1880  d. March, 1958
 married for forty-eight years in 1905
Charlotte Shephard
 b. January, 1886 d. 1953
(2nd great-grandparents)
Places lived: Neath, Glamorgan, Wales
Margam, Glamorgan, Wales
Aberavon, Glamorgan, Wales

Census of Wales, 1911

James Albert Bird

b.  November 21st, 1910 d. September 1969

 married on February 17th, 1934

 b. January, 1907 d. 1994
Places lived:  Aberavon, Glamorgan, Wales
Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan, Wales
Aberdare, Glamorgan, Wales
Loughborough, Leicestershire, England

Michael Idris Bird
Skilled Detonator

b.  July 14th, 1934 (Bastille Day) d.  March 2009

 married on December 12th, 1954

Mabel Thawley
 b. May 27th, 1931  d. August 17th, 2009
(maternal grandparents)
Places lived: Ashby-De-La-Zouch, Leicestershire, England
Tamworth, Staffordshire, England
Emigrated to South Africa
Warwick, Warwickshire, England

My granddad  Michael's birth certificate, for July 14th, 1934

My Granddad Michael (3rd from left) and Nana Mabel (4th from left) at my Uncle John and Aunt Kate's wedding in 1985.

Happy genealogy researching,

Kiki Nakita

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1 comment:

Decor To Adore said...

I went to school with the Bird brothers. We are still friends to this day. I love seeing the old documents. I hope you are enjoying a lovely spring and may you have a wonderful week.

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